A truly Great Read - 'Convincing, exotic, lively, for sheer story-telling it puts other so-called "epics" in the shade' Standard
Noel Barber has enchanted millions of readers with his six bestselling novels. In these powerfully exotic novels he drew upon his own experience as one of the leading foreign correspondents from the 40s to the 60s working on the Daily Mail. He was the first Briton to reach the South Pole since Scott, was stabbed five times while covering the wars in Morocco and was shot during the Hungarian uprising. He died in 1988.
'An astonishing fictional debut ... A great read' -- Daily Mail 'An exceedingly good book, and one of the can't put down variety ... a winner' M M Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions -- M M Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions 'Noel Barber has always done everything in a big way, with style, panache and a dash of adventure. But he has never written a story of such dimensions, such a sense of history and imagination as this first novel ... it is an intensely gripping and convincing story' -- Manchester Evening News 'Barber is a master' -- Mail on Sunday